Posts Tagged ‘Wind Power’
ATS has developed this week in Germany a new wind tower. It’s new design increases wind output by 20%. “This is a great day for wind energy.” said Frans Brughuis, Managing Director of the tower construction specialist Advanced Tower Systems (ATS). “Now the pilot project can demonstrate the high cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the ATS [...]
Global wind power capacity grew by 29% in 2008 once the United States almost took the Germany’s title of world’s largest wind power generator, Worldwatch Institute said. Washington-based research organisation announced that global wind capacity has increased by over 27,000 megawatts (MW), that means is enough to power around 27 million homes, with about 120.798 [...]
Traditional three-blade turbines are great if you have lots of space to play with, but the Optiwind Compact Wind Accelerating Turbine is ideal for high-density, low-wind areas. The turbine’s series of small, five bladed fans funnel in wind and accelerate it, thereby cranking up wind speeds to generate more power.
Fujitsu launches on the Japanese market a laptop powered by clean wind energy called FMV-BIBLO LOOX U/C50NA. Thanks to this eco-friendly laptop, the carbon emissions will be reduced significantly ( up to 18 kilograms in its total life span). The laptop is one of the smallest in size, with a 5.6- inch screen that folds [...]
Moog Japan Ltd have developed a system that will measure the tension on the blades of a windmill every second. This system could prevent a catastrophic end of this renewable energy generator.
In the Mississippi River was installed the United States’ first commercial hydrokinetic turbine which harnesses power from moving water. This turbine has a production capacity of 35 kilowatt being situated downstream from an existing hydroelectric-plant dam.
How many times do you hear on TV or you read in newspapers as various “experts” trying to convince you that alternative energy solutions are not a viable solution in this moment. Because are too expensive, are not reliable and resistant in time and these do not have the potential to cover even a small [...]
Because wind not only flows through the blades, normally wind turbines lose up to 39.7 percent of potential energy but this week, a small Massachusetts-based start-up FloDesign Wind Turbine win the green competitions with a new type of wind turbine that can generate three to four times more electricity than traditional blade turbines. The moving [...]
Two American researchers at the University Maryland have discovered that a huge wind farm could change the direction of storms. In this moment, the United States is supplied with 1% of our total electricity from windmills. The Department of Energy intends to raise this percentage to 20% by 2020. Therefore, to achieve this goal, requires [...]
The company named Catch the Wind situated in Virginia has discovered a new solution for improving wind turbine efficiency: laser beams. To adjust to changes in gusts and wind direction, the company’s fiber-optic laser system gives turbines up to 20 extra second. According to the company, their system can improve turbine output by 10 percent.